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Police investigating hit-and-run accident that damages retaining wall in Mercersburg

July 08, 2013

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident in which a vehicle struck and damaged a concrete retaining wall near the intersection of Fort Loudon Road and South Main Street, according to a news release from the Mercersburg Police Department.

Chief John D. Zechman said in the release that the incident happened between Friday, June 28, and Tuesday, July 2.

Zechman said a truck or a piece of farming equipment traveling north on Fort Loudon Road scraped the retaining wall for approximately 75 feet before turning right onto South Main Street.

Upon reaching the end of the wall, the vehicle knocked off a large section of the concrete and pulled it another 25 feet, leaving it atop a 2-foot embankment on the south side of South Main Street, Zechman said. The vehicle drove off without stopping.

The retaining wall is on property owned by Fairview Cemetery Association in the 400 block of South Main Street.

Anyone with information about the incident may contact the Mercersburg Police Department at 717-328-2221 or 717-328-0150.

Franklin County Crime Solvers, which is offering a reward for information related to the incident, can be reached by calling 717-264-3000 or by submitting a tip through its website at www.franklincountycrimesolvers.org.

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